Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live. You can now project PDF documents (such as exported PowerPoint or Keynote decks) to a computer on the same local network, then annotate them in real time, all from your iPad.
Via Nik Peachey
When I’m working with educators, I frequently hear the phrase that goes something like this, “Students in primary grades are “learning to read” and beyond that they are “reading to learn.” As often as I hear this myth, I cringe each and every time. And here’s why. Here’s what’s true: It’s true that early literacy …
Portfoliogen is the first FREE online service for teachers, educators and students to create your own customized portfolio website. Developed by teachers, Portfoliogen allows users to create a web based portfolio and display your skills beyond the conventional paper-based portfolio.
"Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. If you want to create your own animation from scratch, then you want to go to sites such as Animwork. If you want to select from animation that’s already set up for you then perhaps Explainia makes more sense."
Via John Evans
When we meet with educators around the country who teach in states that are adopting the Common Core State Standards, we hear the message loud and clear that understanding how particular apps and websites map to Common Core is of utmost importance...
Lisa Burkhalter's insight:
Find reviews on many educational websites and apps at Graphite,part of Common Sense Media.
Teachers! We now have a variety of ways to start a slideshow presentation on our computer, tablet, or phone and have it appear on student devices. And, as you advance to the next slide your students’ devices follow right along.
Colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt immediate associations with emotions, activities and memories. Learn to decode the intricate system of symbols that are a part of everyday life -- from advertising messages to traffic signs.
Now you can embed live YouTube video right into a form to create a guided video lesson for students. Consider using this type of activity as a homework assignment to provide students with a common starting point for learning in the classroom.